In April the California State Library and the California State Parks announced a new pilot program called California Library Parks Pass, coming soon to a Library near you!  This program allows Californians to use their Library Cards to visit State Parks for Free! 

Passes were sent to the 1,184 public libraries in the state and the Palm Springs Public Library received ten (10) California Library Parks Passes and all are available for checkout now at the Library! These passes can be checked out for two weeks and offer free vehicle day-use entry to over 200 participating state park units operated by California State Parks.

Research shows that spending time in the outdoors is associated with better mental and physical health, and that many Californians face barriers to accessing their parks. California has a wealth of state parks, and many public libraries are likely within driving distance of one. By reducing barriers to park access and partnering with entities such as public libraries, the state can help more Californians explore the outdoors and generate positive impacts in the area of health, natural resource stewardship, and historical and cultural connections.

Each hangtag pass is valid for entry of one passenger vehicle with capacity of nine people or less or one highway licensed motorcycle at participating state park units. Valid any day of the week, including holidays, if space is available. Detailed information on the new California State Library Parks Program, including full terms and conditions, is available online at 

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